My professional interests lie at the intersection of politics, public policy and business. I am Managing Director of Social Europe Publishing and Consulting GmbH and Honorary Professor of Public Policy and Business at Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen. I am also Research Associate at Cambridge University’s Centre for Business Research (CBR) and Future World Fellow at the Centre for the Governance of Change at IE University.
Previously, I was the first Fellow of the German Federal Ministry of Finance, where I designed economic policy in response to the COVID-19 crisis. Between June and November 2021, I was seconded to the Federal Chancellor’s Office to implement a €2.5 bn rescue fund I conceptualized. I also occupied several visiting and associate positions at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), was John F. Kennedy Memorial Policy Fellow at Harvard University and a Visiting Fellow at Cornell University.
I studied politics, economics and business at Trier University, different London universities and the University of Oxford. I have commented on political and economic issues on major international news channels and have also been a regular contributor to newspapers and magazines such as The Guardian, DIE ZEIT, Süddeutsche Zeitung, El Pais, Financial Times, Foreign Affairs and the New York Times.